Video: MMSC Releases One Sea Turtle and Rescues AnotherPosted:
BRIGANTINE, N.J. – The Marine Mammal Stranding Center (MMSC) in Brigantine found themselves rescuing one turtle while releasing another.
On Monday, a Kemp's ridley turtle, that had previously been in rehab at the New England Aquarium, was transported to the center so it could be released into the warmer ocean waters along the South Jersey coastline. Later that day, MMSC officials got a call about a nearly 280-pound loggerhead sea turtle along the shore in Avalon that appeared to look lethargic.
After rescuing the sea turtle from the surf, officials transported her to the Marine Mammal Stranding Center, where she is now being monitored. This is the largest loggerhead turtle the center has ever rescued.
The center is the state's only facility dedicated to rescuing sick and injured marine mammals and sea turtles.
To help rescuers continue their work, a number of fund-raising events are held throughout the year, including a golf tournament scheduled for Friday, Septemeber 30th.
For more information, you can visit the MMSC website.